May 2016 : Newsletter
Clay Prices Are Going Up May 16th Due to the continual rising cost of the materials we use to make our Specialties clay, we are forced to raise the price of our moist clay bodies. Our last price increase was in January 2013 and our material cost has risen approximately 5% each year since then. We strive to make the best product available and keep our prices competitive with all other suppliers. Starting May 16th there will be a $.02 per pound increase on most of our clay bodies. L&R Specialties will continually work to provide our customers with the highest quality clay products available.


 Claydog Website Gallery Check out some of our very own claydog works.  Click on Gallery (far right) above.  Besides showing some of our own pieces, we will be featuring a different guest artist every few months.  Our guest right now is Keith Ekstam, a professor of Art & Design at MSU. Keith has even had a hand in shaping the future (for better or worse) of several claydogs. Woof!


 Coyote Glazes Are Here at L&R!!!

The Claydogs are running with the Coyotes!

We now have over 60 different Coyote Glazes in stock, including the Shino, the Mottled, the Celadon, and Archie's Glazes Series.  These are all Cone 5 - 6 glazes and at the moment we have them mostly in pints, but we will be happy to order any of the Coyote glazes in whatever quantity, wet or dry, that you need.

Click on the tile above to visit Coyote's website.


First Friday Night Art Walk On the first Friday of every month throughout Springfield's downtown galleries, artist's studios, and other venues, you can view and purchase the latest sculpture, pottery, blown glass, photography, paintings, and more. There is also a wide selection of great restaurants, refreshing beverages, and plenty of live music.  Come see the exciting side of Springfield, MO. Several Commercial Street venues have been added to First Friday Art walk with free shuttles running between downtown and Commercial. For more information on Springfield events visit


First Saturday Night Art Stroll Historically, the old Downtown Branson area has been host to several different events.   Now Branson is pleased to announce another venue to the Historic Downtown Branson area . . . The First Saturday Night Art Stroll.  Monthly from 4 - 9 pm (March - December)  Experience art in the Ozarks while visiting beautiful downtown Branson.  For more information or to sponsor, call Karla Daniel at 417-230-8416.  To check out more events in Branson, visit


L&R Gift Certificate Can't decide what to get for the Holidays? Why not give that artist a gift certificate? It is a great way to celebrate the holidays, birthdays, Mothers' Day, or any day. Certificates are available in any amount and are good for all merchandise in our store and even kiln firings.


Nixa Area Arts Council Encouraging Arts & Creativity

The Nixa Area Arts Council is a non-profit organization established to create and support art programs that strengthen the community and enrich the lives of Nixa area residents. For more information please contact 417-830-6802


Eureka Springs School of the Arts

To view the ESSA 2008 Schedule of Events, or to register, go to  For more information, call: 479-253-5384.

Classes offered in Precious Metal Clay, Figure Drawing, Watercolor, Wood Turning, Oils, Clay: Sculpture and Wheel Throwing, Weaving, & More.



UP COMING EVENTS If you like us to list your upcoming events please email us at subject line Events.



Classified Ads

If you would like us to advertise your used equipment for free, please email us at or give us a call at 417-725-2606.
  • Claydog Ware Racks are back! $425. All welded angle iron construction with heavy duty casters.  10 level, 20 shelf capacity. Includes set of 12 (12" x 32") boards. 71" tall x 35" wide x 24" deep.


  • New at L&R! MKM Stamps, Rollers, & Ribs: Check them out in the tools page above!


  • Skutt 1027 Kiln, shelves & posts, Brent B Wheel, 18 plastic bats, 16 wood bats, 100 lbs clay, 100's lbs glazes, $100's of tools. $1000! Contact Ron in Springfield, MO at 417-833-4888.


  • Skutt KM-818 Kiln, 240V, 1ph, Like brand new with Skutt furn. kit, extra shelves, and posts. $1600. Brent ie wheel, with 8 bats, and stool. $500. Lots of glazes for sale, Coyote, Amaco, and homemade. Prices based on volume.  Contact Joanna at 417-681-0331 or email


  • Brent Mini SRC slab roller. $375 Like new. Rolls slabs 14" wide by 15" long, up to 3/4" thick. Call John at 937-216-2991.


  • Two Kilns: Skutt and Knight with kiln sitters. Some furniture, $100 each.  Shimpo wheel with splash pan $400. Older Brent slab roller $350. Contact Chris at


  • Brent J Kick Wheel (without motor drive) Only $600.  Contact Susan at 417-741-6630 or email to


  • Cress Kiln Model B27H 220 volt, in perfect condition with shelves, posts, stilts, and other misc. supplies. 23.5" wide, 27" deep, 7 cubic feet.  All priced at only $600.  Call Linda James at 417-533-8918.


  • Entire Pottery Studio for Sale!! L&L E23T kiln, Paragon TNF, both with furniture, Pacifica pottery wheel, stool, bats, giffin grip, North Star extruder and dies, tools, glazes, chemicals, and more. Take it all for $5000 or make offer. Contact Karen at 417-255-5789 or for a complete list.


  • Olympic 2831G propane gas kiln, about 20 yrs old, well used but in good condition, includes shelves etc., used at cone 6, no idea what it is worth, but new are very expensive. Contact Nancy for pictures and info at or 479-981-3148.


  • Kiln for sale: Vcella Model 9, 120v, 1410 control box, excellent condition, $825  Would make great jewelry or tester kiln. Contact Cynthia at for more info or pictures.


  • Jigger for Sale with 25 to 30 molds. Contact Neomia at 573-247-4428 for more info.